Fernando Nieto is an architect and scholar based in Tampere, Finland. He is Professor of Architectural Design at the Tampere University School of Architecture, where he develops his academic activity within the Spatial & Speculative Research in Architectural Design (SPREAD) research group. As an architect, his professional activity has received several prizes and special mentions in architectural competitions. His built work, done independently and in collaboration with other architects, has received wide recognition, having been published in specialised media and exhibited in several forums such as the IV Conference of Architects of Spain in Valencia or the Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art Patio Herreriano in Valladolid. As a researcher, he has been doctoral researcher at the Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM-UPM), Department of Architectural Design, visiting researcher at the ETH Zurich Department of Architecture, and postdoctoral researcher at the Aalto University Department of Architecture in Helsinki. His research work has been published in scientific and professional journals, has received the first prize at the 14th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism, and has been shortlisted at the 11th Biennial Competition for Doctoral Dissertations in Architecture arquia/tesis 2017 by Fundación Arquia. He has obtained various research grants such as “la Caixa” Postgraduate Fellowship and the Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and Artists. He is founder member and co-editor-in-chief of the HipoTesis research platform. His work as an editor, always collaboratively, has been awarded at the 8th Latin American Biennial of Architecture and Urban Planning, the 13th Spanish Biennial of Architecture and Urbanism and the FAD Awards for Architecture and Interior Design in the category of Thought and Critique. As an educator, he has been guest lecturer and teacher of architectural design at national and international universities such as ETSAM-UPM (Master’s Degree in Advanced Architectural Design), ETH Zurich, Aalto University and the University of Hong Kong. He holds a PhD in Advanced Architectural Design (Excellent Cum Laude with International Mention) and a Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing, both from the Department of Architectural Design at ETSAM-UPM, and a Master’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Valladolid School of Architecture. He is the author of the book Habitar la norma: Proyecto de vivienda y sistemas normativos, co-editor of the books Loneliness and the Built Environment and Arquitectura de la soledad, and guest editor of the special issue Casas en Finlandia / Houses in Finland of the journal Casas Internacional. He is a registered architect at the Finnish Association of Architects (SAFA) and the Professional Association of Architects of Madrid (COAM). Since 2015 he is COAM correspondent in Finland.

2004 Master of Architecture. University of Valladolid. School of Architecture
2005 Scholarship for postgraduate studies. Fundación la Caixa
2006 Master of Advanced Studies in Collective Housing. Department of Architectural Design (DPA). Madrid School of Architecture (ETSAM). Technical University of Madrid (UPM)
2013 Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship for Foreign Scholars and Artists
2013 Visiting researcher. ETH Zurich. Department of Architecture
2014 PhD in Advanced Architectural Design. DPA. ETSAM. UPM
2014 Postdoctoral Researcher of Emergent Design Methodologies. Aalto University. Department of Architecture
2018 Associate Professor (tenure track) of Architectural Design. Tampere University of Technology/Tampere University. School of Architecture
2022 Visiting Professor at Master in Advanced Architectural Design (MPAA). DPA. ETSAM. UPM
2022 Professor of Architectural Design. Tampere University. School of Architecture

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